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How to Give Back to Your Mentor

By Joshua Bowen and Chaveso Cook, Harvard Business Review During a recent phone call, a long-distance mentee asked one of us a familiar question: “Josh, how do I make our relationship more reciprocal? I feel like you’ve helped so much with my career, but I have nothing to offer in return.” We’ve found, among our […]

The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland

Deane, K.L., Bullen, P., Wilder, K., & Williamson-Dean, R. (2020). The impact and experiences of Campus Connections Aotearoa | Tūhono Aiopīpī youth mentees and university student practitioners: Quantitative evaluation report 2017–2019. University of Auckland. https://cpb-ap-se2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.auckland.ac.nz/dist/c/389/files/2016/06/CC-A-Evaluation-Report.pdf By Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland [Reprinted from the Highlights Section] This report presents key […]

The impact youth mentoring approaches have on holistic competencies

Chan, C. K. Y., & Luo, J. (2022). Youth mentoring strategies and impacts on holistic competencies of secondary school students in Hong Kong. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. https://doi.org/10.1080/03069885.2022.2030858 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Holistic competency is an umbrella term for various skills and positive attitudes & values, such as creativity, respect, communication, & […]

[Webinar] Urban Institute – Youth Apprenticeship Mentor Training Session 2

Date: Mar 31, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Please join Urban on Thursday, March 31st, at 1 PM EST for its second interactive Mentor Training session geared toward equipping mentors of youth apprentices with knowledge and best practices drawn from research. In addition to hearing from experts about best practices, the […]

Comparative ways mentor self-efficacy & empathy affect youth mentorship quality

Deane, K. L., Boat, A. A., Haddock, S. A., Henry, K. L., Zimmerman, T. S., & Weiler, L. M. (2022). The Comparative Roles of Mentor Self-Efficacy and Empathy in Fostering Relationship Quality with Youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-022-01584-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Evidence shows that mentor empathy and self-efficacy play notable roles […]

New meta-analysis assesses cross-age peer mentoring for youth

Burton, S., Raposa, E. B., Poon, C. Y. S., Stams, G. J. J. M., & Rhodes, J. (2021). Cross-age peer mentoring for youth: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12579 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: This meta-analysis a) predicted the overall effect sizes of cross-age mentoring programs via a multilevel meta-analytic approach and b) […]

What are mentor & mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring? New study has answers

Lyon, K. A., Holroyd, H., Malette, N., Greer, K., & Bartolic, S. K. (2022). Owning the conversation: Mentor and mentee perceptions of student-led peer mentoring. Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611267.2022.2030187 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although peer mentoring is mutually beneficial for mentors and mentees, many studies assess structured versions of this relationship […]

YIM Mentors: What are the needs of youth & parents from multi-problem families?

Koper, N., Creemers, H. E., van Dam, L., Stams, G. J. J. M., & Branje, S. (2021). Needs of Youth and Parents From Multi-Problem Families in the Search for Youth-Initiated Mentors. Youth & Society, 0044118X211058217.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211058217 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Although youth-initiated mentoring (YIM) is a viable approach to promoting a variety of positive […]

New study shows that pandemic and online mentoring lowered mentors’ expectations

Mader, M., Stoeger, H., Veas, A., & Ziegler, A. (2021). How Mentors Think About the Attainability of Mentoring Goals: The Impact of Mentoring Type and Mentoring Context on the Anticipated Regulatory Network and Regulatory Resources of Potential Mentors for School Mentoring Programs. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 4842.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.737014 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Because mentors’ expectations […]